at the Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, 0141 225 8422. Stocks everything from jewellery and accessories to Alessi goods, through avant-garde sofas and kooky lighting. Regular exhibitions have a strong local influence.

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Canal House, Speirs Wharf, Glasgow, 0141 332 1818. A more international store at the very highest end of the continental market.

24-26 Wilson Street, Glasgow, 0141 552 5902; 28 Howe Street, Edinburgh, 0131 225 2888. An emporium of the most stylish interior designs. Features everything from sofas and storage to clever knick-knacks and Alessi goods.

Concrete Butterfly

317-319 Cowgate, Edinburgh, 0131 558 7130. Cutting edge style with a local flavour characterises Concrete Butterfly. Its sister store, Concrete Wardrobe, is dedicated to local fashion designers.


116-120 Causewayside, Edinburgh, 0131 667 9166. Specialises in contemporary and classic 20th century design, and features the work of local and international artists. Recently doubled its floorspace and accommodates temporary exhibitions.


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Surprisingly, the Scottish sun hasn't completely shied away. so there's still time to keep adding to your summer wardrobe. Fiona Stirling was in need of a hobby during a two-month Visit to Kenya. and fell into fashion by designing sandals.

The all-leather sandals are made in Kenya and hand-beaded by a Maasai women's group in Nairobi. ‘I designed the sandals and then a woman in Kenya put me in touch With the women who deal wath beading for her designs. So I brought my sandals over here to sell and I have excluswe rights to them in the UK.‘

The focus of the sandals is Fiona's beaded disc deSign. which are available from Sizes 37 to 41 (4—8) and cost 5238. Fiona is now looking to Winter when she hopes to branch out into accessories. ‘l‘m trying to move on and get other products geing, staying with that beaded disc idea' (Carolyn Rae; I For more information call 07753 1 17364.


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I AS THE AUTUMNAL nights draw nearer. the temptation to cosy up in front of the TV with a mug of cocoa and big bar of chocolate grows ever stronger. Those active sorts over at Nike HQ are here to put paid to that idea. The 'Jumpstart UK' fitness training plan is designed to inspire women to get their exercise routines back on track. The company has devised a four-week training programme where the emphasis is on fun. being sociable and exercising to top We Every Wednesday in September at the Arches in Glasgow. women are invited to go along and try out different types of exercise and talk to personal trainers. nutritionists. therapists and stylists. To register for one of the evenings. log on to

I HARVEY NICHOLS’ lingerie team has joined forces with Breast Cancer Campaign to create a pair of limited edition knickers which will be sold exclusively at all HN stores during October. The black cotton undies cost £35 each (ouch), of which £20 will go to Breast Cancer Care. For more information call 0131 524 8388.

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I PINK IS THE COLOUR of choice in shopworld. so it would seem. Breast Cancer Care has designated Friday 31 October as ‘Wear it Pink' day. It was launched last year. and raised over £30,000. and the charity is upping the stakes this year and wants everyone to wear something pink to work. To transform your office into a pink paradise. call for a free ‘Wear it Pink' pack on 0800 7819465.



getting down with the kids and teaming up with Dazed and Confused magazine for the RE:Creation Tour and Awards. The awards will celebrate young British talent, giving tips and advice on how to enter fashion, fllm, graphic design, journalism and music. Watch this space for more on the tour which

I A NEW GLASGOW- based company, Revel in the City, is aiming to bring a touch of Manhattan to Glasgow. The new venture from Kirsten Eckelkamp and Mark Reid offers indulgent packages for women. They vary in cost (starting from £39) and content. but examples of the types of pampering include beauty treatments, fine dining and hotel accommodation. The organisers aim to make the service cost- etfective. offering savings compared with booking the services independently. For more information call 0845 450 7994.

I IF EVEN THAT sounds like too much effort, then make some time to pour over the rash of new interior catalogues. IKEA has recently launched its 2004 tome, Habitat its Autumn catalogue - featuring a truly bonkers Pac Man- insplred lamp - and then there’s BoConcept’s new series of modular look-books.

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